What is Cross Conference?

CROSS Conference is a conference held every other year in Louisville, Kentucky, for 18-25 year olds to learn more about Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and to be challenged to grow in following Him.  Cross Conference challenges this upcoming generation to “make their lives count by making Jesus’ name known.”  Over the three days, the college students and young adults will have the opportunity to hear from pastors and speakers including John Piper, David Platt, Rosaria Butterfield, Tripp Lee, Shai Linne, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, and more. 

Unlike other conferences geared for this age range, Cross Conference focuses on the gospel, the local church, and God’s heart for the nations. This is an opportunity for the younger generation to be better equipped for leveraging the rest of their lives for Jesus’ name and the furthering of the Kingdom.  The conferences strives to instruct the conscience for lifelong faithfulness instead of manipulating emotions that quickly flame out.

This year's theme is UNDEFEATED - "God’s people have always been opposed—opposed by earthly enemies, by spiritual foes, by worldly governments, and even at times by supposed friends. And yet, God’s people press on in hope. We can be assured that God will prove victorious in the end, having already triumphed over his foes on the cross. Join us as we exult in the God who brings life out of death and joy out of sorrow. Together we are called to worship and to bear witness, that our coming and conquering King might be known and adored by the nations."

The Details

Cross Conference is held January 3-5, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky.

We will depart from Gateway mid-morning on Tuesday, January 2.
We plan to return to Montgomery by late evening on Friday, January 5.

The conference is at the Kentucky International Convention Center, and we will be staying at the famous Galt House Hotel just a few blocks away (within an easy walking distance of the convention center).

Pastor Grady will be joining our group for this conference, as will Parker and Erin Harris who lead Gateway's college life group.

Registration and Cost

Advanced registration is required.  The deadline to register is Monday, November 6.

The cost is only $200 and includes van transportation to and from Louisville, 3 nights lodging at the Galt House Hotel, and your conference registration!  Yes, Gateway is helping cover your costs because we believe this trip will be life-changing for you!

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at registration to secure your spot.

Because the Gateway church family is helping cover your costs to make it easier for you to attend, registration is only available for Gateway attendees and members.  If you are not part of Gateway, please register directly through the CrossCon web site.

NOTE - Registration is now closed. Tickets can be purchased directly from the CrossCon web site.

Have Questions or Need More Information?

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Parker Harris from Gateway's college ministry, or contact Pastor Grady in the church office.